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Doğan Mehmet M Ministry of Health Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Research and Educational Hospital, Department of Cardiology , Ankara , - - 2013
Aims. In patients with hypertension (HT), increased aortic stiffness is related to higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent investigations have shown that epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a new potential cardiometabolic risk factor. The aim of our study was to examine the relation between echocardiographically measured EAT thickness and aortic ...
Mandel Philipp P Department of Urology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, - - 2013
To analyze the effect of body mass index (BMI) on pathologic and functional outcomes after open radical retropubic prostatectomy. We retrospectively analyzed 2,471 patients who underwent RP. Clinicopathologic and patient characteristics were compared with respect to patients' BMI (normal weight: BMI<25kg/m(2) [n = 795], overweight: BMI≥25kg/m(2) and<30kg/m(2) [n = 1305], ...
Genco Alfredo - - 2013
The intragastric balloon has been reported to be a safe and effective tool for temporary weight loss. The aim of this study is the evaluation of the possible predictive role of intragastric balloon when used before laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. A longitudinal multicenter study was conducted in patients with body ...
Klos Kajetan - - 2013
TMT-1 arthrodesis is an established method in hallux valgus surgery, but it is technically demanding and typically calls for a period of postoperative immobilization. In this cohort study, initial experience with a plantar plate is described. 58 patients (59 arthrodesis) were included. The mean duration of protected full weight bearing ...
Parvizi Javad - - 2013
Prophylaxis for pulmonary embolism (PE) after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) presents the clinical dilemma of balancing the risk of postoperative thrombotic risk and anticoagulation-related complications such as bleeding, hematoma formation, and infection. Risk stratification of patients undergoing TJA is needed to tailor prophylaxis based on thrombotic and bleeding risk. The ...
Lizaur-Utrilla Alejandro A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Universitario Elda, Ctra Elda-Sax s/n, 03600 Elda, Alicante, - - 2013
A prospective matched cohort study was performed to compare outcomes of cementless total knee arthroplasties between 171 knees in obese patients (BMI ≥30) and 171 non-obese patients (BMI <30). Mean follow-up was 7years. There were no significant differences in overall functional outcomes or components alignment. In the obese group, there ...
Faria Gil G Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2013
Preoperative prediction of weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) could help surgeons in managing surgical lists and patients' expectations. The objective of this study was to understand if preoperative metabolic control might improve surgical results. Prospective cohort of 163 consecutive patients who underwent RYGB with at least 1 year ...
Diamantis Theodoros T First Surgical Department of the University of Athens, Laiko General Hospital, 17 Agiou Thoma St, 11527, Athens, - - 2014
Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has gained enormous popularity both as a first-stage procedure in high-risk super-obese patients and as a stand-alone procedure. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term weight loss results after SG published in the literature and compare them with the well-documented short-term and mid-term weight ...
Flores Lilliam L Obesity Unit, Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain; CIBERDEM: Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2013
There is scarce information about predictive factors of hypertension (HT) remission after bariatric surgery (BS). The aims of this study were to determine the clinical characteristics differentiating obese patients with and without HT and to evaluate the predictive factors associated with the risk of persistence of HT after BS. From ...
Radosevich John J - - 2013
There is limited information regarding the outcomes associated with acetaminophen (APAP) poisoning in obese individuals. It is possible that patients who are obese are more susceptible to APAP-induced liver injury, thereby diminishing the efficacy of antidotes such as N-acetylcysteine (NAC). We evaluated the outcomes associated with APAP poisoning in obese ...
Vidal Pablo - - 2013
The volume of the gastric reservoir appears crucial to explain the success of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in the treatment of morbid obesity. The aims of this study were to describe a new, easy model to estimate gastric reservoir volume after LSG; to evaluate the volumetric changes 1 year after surgery; ...
Li Jingfeng - - 2013
A prospective clinical and radiographical study. To introduce a redesigned fulcrum-bending radiographical (FBR) method, and to validate the effectiveness of this method in assessing patients with (AIS). Several radiographical methods exist to evaluate curve flexibility in patients with AIS. The technique of FBR has been demonstrated to better predict coronal ...
Dempfle Astrid - - 2013
The resumption of menses is an important indicator of recovery in anorexia nervosa (AN). Patients with early-onset AN are at particularly great risk of suffering from the long-term physical and psychological consequences of persistent gonadal dysfunction. However, the clinical variables that predict the recovery of menstrual function during weight gain ...
van de Laar Arnold W J M - - 2013
The frequently used 35 kg/m(2) body mass index (BMI) and 50 % excess weight loss (%EWL) criteria are no longer adequate for defining the success of a bariatric or metabolic surgery. It is not clear whether they are still useful to simply determine the sufficiency of a patient's postoperative weight loss. An ...
Ties Jill S - - 2013
Dyslipidemia is common in the morbidly obese population. A previous study from our institution demonstrated improved lipid parameters 1 and 2 years after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) with fewer patients taking lipid-modifying medications postoperatively, suggesting cost-savings over time. Our objective was to evaluate lipid parameters and lipid-modifying medication use at ...
D'Ugo Stefano S Bariatric Surgery Unit - Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2013
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an approved primary procedure for morbid obesity, but it is associated with serious complications, such as staple line leaks and bleeding. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of staple line reinforcement (SLR) in reducing leaks and bleeding after LSG. A total ...
Shoemaker M Benjamin - - 2013
While AF is a disease of the elderly, it can occur earlier in the presence of risk factors such as obesity. Bariatric surgery patients are significantly younger and more obese than previously described populations with AF. Therefore, it remains to be determined whether current estimates of the prevalence and predictors ...
Al-Salameh Abdallah - - 2013
Morbidly obese patients have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. It is well known that obesity prolongs the QT interval, which in turn may cause ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. The objective of this study was to establish whether sleeve gastrectomy shortens the QT interval. Twenty-eight consecutive patients ...
Muñoz Rodrigo - - 2013
Endoscopic treatment with the duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL) leads to significant weight loss in obese patients. We sought to identify clinical factors associated with weight loss in obese patients treated with the DJBL for 1 year. Subjects with morbid obesity were enrolled in a single-arm, open-label, prospective trial and implanted with ...
Karalok Zeynep Selen - - 2013
Background and Aim: Accelerated weight gain after (adeno)tonsillectomy has been reported in a number of studies. Whether (adeno)tonsillectomy is also a risk factor for development of overweight is unknown. We investigated serum leptin and plasma ghrelin levels before and 1 year after (adeno)tonsillectomy operation in children. Materials and Methods: We ...
Li Xinning - - 2013
Obesity is increasingly prevalent in the United States. There are several reports of outcomes in obese patients after total knee or hip replacement. The purpose of this study was to compare the functional outcomes and complications of obese patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty with those of overweight or normal-weight patients. Seventy-six ...
Saldanha Osvaldo R - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the aesthetic results of lipoabdominoplasty in overweight patients (body mass index, 25 to 29.9) compared with normal weight patients (body mass index, 18.5 to 24.9). The authors performed a retrospective and comparative analysis of late follow-up results after lipoabdominoplasty performed from 2000 ...
Heneghan Helen M HM Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2013
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity. The additional benefit of placing a nonadjustable band around the pouch remains to be determined. The objective of this study was to compare outcomes between banded and nonbanded LRYGB patients in a single bariatric center. A matched ...
Kuntz Nicholas J NJ Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, - - 2013
To evaluate whether body mass index (BMI) has an impact on the outcomes of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent tubeless PCNL at our institution from 2006 to 2011. Specifically, stone-free rates, complications, and hospital length of stay (LOS) were assessed. Patients were divided into four ...
Imberti Davide - - 2013
The optimal dose of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) after bariatric surgery remains controversial. The aim of this multicentre, open-label, pilot study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two different doses of the LMWH parnaparin administered to patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Patients were ...
Alfredo Genco G Surgical Sciences Department, Umberto I General Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2013
Morbid obesity is an increasing health problem. Dietary intervention often fails in the medium to long term, and surgery is the gold standard. Intragastric balloon is a valuable treatment in the short-term, and multiple balloon treatment has been shown to be effective in the medium term. The aim of this ...
Sahin Tulay - - 2013
The present study was conducted to examine if preinsertion lumbar ultrasound scanning helps with performance of spinal puncture, as a tool for decreasing the number of puncture attempts and spinal procedure time and increasing the success rate. We hypothesized that ultrasound can facilitate neuraxial blockade, particularly in pregnant women with ...
Iancu Mădălina E - - 2013
Obesity is accompanied by increased arterial stiffness, left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, and diastolic dysfunction, all associated with a negative prognosis. The evolution of LV mass, function, and arterial elasticity after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) was unknown, and this is what we have investigated. Thirty-four consecutive obese subjects (mean age, 39 ± 11 years; ...
Auffinger Brenda - - 2013
Obesity is a growing public health problem. A considerable number of patients undergoing cervical spine surgery are obese, but the correlation between obesity and surgical outcome is still unclear. In this study, we investigate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on patients' and surgeons' perception of spine surgery outcomes. ...
Wang Kuo-Chung - - 2013
Bariatric surgery has been adapted to the management of morbid obesity, leading to not only loss of body weight but also improvement of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). The goal of our study was to evaluate the effect of gastrectomy in gastric cancer patients with type 2 DM. From 1989 ...
Messiah Sarah E - - 2013
To investigate whether or not bariatric surgery weight outcomes vary by ethnicity in a large, nationally representative sample of adolescents. The Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database was used for analysis and contains data on surgeries performed on adolescents from 2004 to 2010 from 423 surgeons at 360 facilities across the United ...
Henriksen Marius - - 2013
To investigate whether increased knee joint loading due to improved ambulatory function and walking speed following weight loss achieved over 16 weeks accelerates symptomatic and structural disease progression over a subsequent 1 year weight maintenance period in an obese population with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Data from a prospective study of ...
Rezvani Masoud M Department of Surgery, Institute for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania. Electronic address: - - 2013
It has been hypothesized that the morbidity and mortality of laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) are likely to increase with increasing body mass index (BMI), especially with BMI>50 kg/m(2). Therefore, a 2-stage approach to this procedure has been advocated in super morbidly obese patients. The authors hypothesized that ...
Ruiz-Tovar Jaime - - 2013
A continuous feeling of hunger is the major cause of dietary treatment failure in obese patients, making dietary leave. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of percutaneous electrical neurostimulation (PENS) of T6 dermatome on appetite, weight loss and dietary compliance. A prospective, randomized study was performed. ...
Abdallah Faraj W - - 2013
Despite ultrasound (US) guidance, sciatic nerve block (SNB) remains among the least performed peripheral blocks. By targeting the tissue plane between the gluteus maximus and quadratus femoris muscles, the US-guided subgluteal space technique may facilitate the performance of US-guided SNB. We aimed to evaluate whether the subgluteal space technique shortens ...
Faria Silvia Leite SL Gastrocirurgia de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil; University of Brasília, Brasilia, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Studies in humans and other animals have shown that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) leads to increased energy expenditure (EE). We analyzed several components of EE, such as the respiratory quotient (RQ), resting metabolic rate (RMR), and diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT) among patients before and after RYGB. In this prospective clinical study, ...
Skroubis George - - 2013
This study presents late results of a previously published 2-year prospective comparison between Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) versus biliopancreatic diversion with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (BPD-RYGBP) in an exclusively non-superobese population. From a cohort of 130 patients with a BMI of 35-50 kg/m(2), 65 were randomly selected to undergo RYGBP and 65 ...
Vidal Pablo - - 2013
A substantial number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery are lost to follow-up for unknown reasons, which may cause an overestimation of the benefits of operation. The aim of this study was to identify the reasons of failure to attend controls after bariatric surgery and the relationship with poor weight loss. ...
Savassi-Rocha Alexandre Lages - - 2013
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) interferes considerably with the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract. The study of intestinal permeability can provide important information regarding changes in the structure and function of the mucosal barrier after the procedure. The urinary excretion rates of lactulose and mannitol after oral intake of ...
Pérez-Iglesias Rocio - - 2013
Data on the long-term metabolic side-effects associated with antipsychotics are scarce. Prospective longitudinal studies in medication-naive patients with a first episode of psychosis are a valuable source of information as they provide an assessment prior to the antipsychotic exposure and minimize the effect of potential confounding factors. The aim of ...
De Panfilis Chiara C Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The role of temperament traits in shaping the outcome of gastric bypass for severe obesity has not been established yet. This study evaluated whether temperament traits influence weight loss 1 year after gastric bypass, controlling for the potential confounding effect of Axis I and II disorders. Forty-nine patients with severe ...
Yamamoto Se Ryung - - 2013
Redo fundoplication (RF) is the mainstay of treatment for failed fundoplication. A subset of patients with failed fundoplication requires Roux-en-Y reconstruction (RNY) for symptom relief. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term subjective outcomes between RF and RNY in patients with failed fundoplication. After Institutional Board Review ...
Karlsen Tor-Ivar - - 2013
Studies of lifestyle intervention programs in morbid obesity report large variations in weight loss outcomes. This is reported not only between but also within standardized programs. Such reports point to participants' characteristics as possible predictors of this outcome. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to identify predictors of ...
Safatle-Ribeiro Adriana V - - 2013
Mucosal alterations after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity have not been clearly evaluated. This study aims to analyze the mucosal alterations (proliferative status (Ki-67); apoptosis (caspase-3 and BCL-2); hormonal function (gastrin)) in the excluded stomach. Double-balloon enteroscopy was performed in 35 patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass longer than ...
Hébert James R - - 2013
Chronic inflammation is linked to poor lifestyle behaviors and a variety of chronic diseases that are prevalent among African Americans, especially in the southeastern U.S. The goal of the study was to test the effect of a community-based diet, physical activity, and stress reduction intervention conducted in 2009-2012 on reducing ...
Balagué Nicolas - - 2013
The positive impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on weight, comorbidities, and health-related quality of life is well documented. However, 50 percent of patients regain some of the lost weight after 2 years with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and present a mean weight regain of 10 to 15 percent after several years, ...
McClendon Jamal J - - 2013
Obesity is a dominant public health concern and risk factor for disability, with few studies examining its impact in spinal surgery. Patients with a higher BMI have lower functional status, increased pain, and worse physical condition than those with ideal weight. To determine associations between BMI categories on adverse patient ...
Stein Matthew I - - 2013
We conducted a study of outcomes of modern hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) in severely obese patients. Patients who had undergone HRA and been followed for a minimum of 2 years were divided into 2 groups, those with body mass index under 35 (control, 366 hips) and those with body mass ...
Habib L - - 2013
To determine the correlation of wound morbidity especially serum drain output in on lay mesh hernioplasty with Body Mass Index (BMI). This prospective descriptive study was conducted at Hamdard University Hospital and Jamal Noor Hospital from January 2010 to December 2011. A total of 42 females with ventral hernias were ...
Doğan Umit Bilge UB Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, Adana, - - 2013
Background/aims:The BioEnterics intragastric balloon has been considered an effective and less invasive method for weight loss. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of this method on long-term weight loss. Material and Methods:From June 2009 to June 2011, 32 patients (14 male, 18 female) underwent BioEnterics intragastric balloon therapy for ...
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